How much does domestic help cost?
What is the hourly wage?
Since 1st January 2023, the minimum hourly wage in the domestic service sector is € 8.5 per hour, including vacation and extra pay. However, the hourly wage varies between € 8.5 and € 15 per hour, depending on professional experience and qualifications. On average, a domestic helper earns around € 10 an hour.
Various factors play an important role in determining the hourly wage. For example, tasks, qualifications, experience and the regional wage level. On Doméstico24 you can see what the hourly wage of a domestic helper is before contacting them and use this value as a guide.
These values are based on a national average. Please note that this is the gross hourly wage. This means that social security contributions are to be deducted from it. Therefore, the net hourly wage that your domestic help receives in the end is a little lower.
You can calculate how the gross salary and the total costs are made up in detail, for example, with this gross-net calculator:
Regular cleaning is already possible with a small budget
How expensive it is to have your flat cleaned depends mainly on the size of the flat and the tasks of the domestic helper.
If your cleaning person comes weekly, you can roughly calculate half an hour per 20 sqm. For an 80 sqm flat with kitchen and bathroom, you can therefore assume 2 hours of work. This time is sufficient for standard tasks such as vacuuming, mopping and cleaning the bathroom. If you also want the domestic helper to clean windows, tidy up or do the laundry, you will have to allow a little more time.
For a cleaning job of two hours with a gross hourly wage of € 8.5, you must therefore calculate 2 x € 8.5 and thus come to € 17 per cleaning job per week. The cleaning of your flat costs you € 68 gross per month and € 816 per year (calculated with 48 working weeks).Find domestic help
What other costs are there?
Anyone who hires a domestic helper in Spain is obliged to register them with the Social Security from the first hour of work.
If the cleaner works less than 60 hours per month, they can personally carry out all the procedures of admission, registration, deregistration and change of data. Provided that this is agreed with you as the client.
Good to know: If the domestic help is not insured, the client is liable in any case for all costs that an accident could entail.
If your domestic worker is self-employed or has a cleaning service company, you don't have to pay any social security formalities. In this case, the domestic helpers are responsible to take care of their social security themselves.